Christine Charles is an Adjunct Professor at SMI'S Centre for Social Responsiblity in Mining (CSRM). Christine is a senior business leader who has held a variety of positions in the private sector, public sector, community sector and academia.  Christine is an independent chair and director, and provides strategic advice in the mining and oil and gas, energy sectors.

Christine has extensive experience working in advisory positions in the resources sector and currently chairs the CSRM Advisory Board

From 1997 to 2002, Christine was the Chief Executive of the South Australian Department of Human Services. Prior to that, she headed the South Australian Cabinet Office for four years after holding a number of senior government positions.  She has worked for the World Health Organisation as a senior consultant based at the International Centre for Health Systems Development, Kobe, Japan working on health and welfare systems in mega cities.  She has also worked for a number of NGOs within Australia.

Christine has a long involvement supporting Australia’s pathway to reconciliation with first Australians. She is Deputy Chair of Aboriginal Enterprise in Mining Energy and Exploration, a fast growing industry association supporting Indigenous business. She actively supports the development of a strong independent commercial and economic Indigenous sector, and is passionate about strengthening regional areas.